Thursday, March 15, 2007

Waxwings are here! I really love these beautiful, sleek birds! I was walking into work this morning, and heard their whispery calls...looked around and here they are! A whole flock of them cleaning the leftover fruit off this tree in the parking lot (some kind of cherry, I think). So I dash inside, punch in, (can't be late!), and came back out to take pictures. I couldn't get super close, so even fully zoomed they aren't as close as I'd like, but you get the idea. Then I spot the robin on the ground below the tree...poor thing looks like some sort of social outcast. Guess it was a private party!


9 comments:

Leslie said...

I love waxwings, too! Although they supposedly are here year round i usually only see them in the yard once or twice a year in January or February often eating the fruit on the Bradford pear. I tried for a photo this year and didn't get a good one...you did a nice job!

The County Clerk said...

FANTASTIC!

(And I love that you included the robin.)

lisa said...

Thanks Leslie and Clerk! I wish they weren't quite so shy and quick...I really want some closer shots.

Petunia's Gardener said...

I'm with you on the waxwings. They always seem to have such a good time. They'll be at our house in the early summer when a certain tree has berries. It's next to the garden so I enjoy having their company. Thanks for sharing!

Ziggywigs said...

Great Blog...all those lovely birdies....ours are definitely nest building again! We've had a v mild weather and the birds have been nesting over winter and they're at it again. Saw a bee last week when we had a warm day...was a bit drowsy but i always feel that springs here when you see a bee!

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Love the bird pictures!! I took some pictures this weekend and will be posting them soon to my blog. Hope you get a chance to veiw them. Thanks visiting my site and posting comments.

snappy said...

Hi Lisa,I love your bird pics.You must be as mad as me for taking the camera everywhere justin case a good photo shot presents itself.
USA has lots of brightly coloured birds with romantic names.We have common, variety birds with not so romantic names :)
I did try to get a magpie photo because they have great feather colour, from black to a dark blue.

MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Lisa,

Nice bird pics. Unfortunately I've not seen such nice looking birds here in Chicago. But I have seen some pigeons and seagulls do those count?

:0)

lisa said...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! And thanks to the newcomers for stopping by! I agree with you, Zizzy-bees are a sure sign of spring! Snappy-you guessed it, I am never without my camera! Mr. Brownthumb, I say gulls and pigeons DO count-best if they aren't in the yard en masse' though...you may end up with a mess! KC-your pics are pretty darn nice, too. I love it when you can stop them mid-flight!